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Gastric telangiectasis: a rare cause of severe blood loss in CREST syndrome.
  1. M. M. el-Omar,
  2. A. P. Jenkins,
  3. K. Hollowood,
  4. A. K. Banerjee,
  5. R. P. Thompson
  1. Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Rayne Institute, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.


    A 46 year old woman presented with the CREST variety of systemic sclerosis and occult gastrointestinal bleeding due to vascular malformations of her stomach. Partial gastrectomy cured her anaemia. In systemic sclerosis, visceral angiography should be performed early when initial investigations have been negative.

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